How to Turn Off Auto-Correct on IPhone Messages


An iPhone has a built-in auto-correction feature designed to correct common mistakes made using the software keyboard. Unfortunately, this can lead to laughable mistakes in typed messages, when the iPhone substitutes a completely wrong word. If this occurs too often for you, you can turn off the feature entirely.

  • Press the "Home" button to return to your icons, unless you are already on that screen. Tap the "Settings" icon, which by default is on the first screen of app icons.

  • Tap the "General" menu item, then scroll down to "Keyboard" and tap it.

  • Tap the slider next to "Auto-Correction" to turn it off. Tap the toggle slider again to turn it back on, if you need auto-correct again in the future.

Tips & Warnings

  • Tap the "X" next to any auto-correct guess to cancel an incorrect suggestion. You can manually add corrections to the iPhone's dictionary by editing Keyboard Shortcuts, which can also be used to auto-correct your mistakes to the proper word.

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